How do I change the grading scale for my course?

You can enable an existing grading scheme for your course by editing your Course Settings.

Notes:

  • In a course export, the enabled course grading scheme is copied as the default grading scheme.
  • Using an account-level grading scheme built by your institution links the scheme into your course—it does not import as a new scheme on the course level. If you have permission to manage grading schemes, note that modifying the account scheme in your course will also modify it for the entire institution.
You may enable a new grading scheme for your course by editing your Course Settings.

Open Settings



In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Course Details



Click the Course Details tab.

Enable Grading Scheme



Click the Enable course grading scheme checkbox.

Set Grading Scheme





Click the view grading scheme link. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Find Existing Grading Scheme




Canvas will show you the current grading scheme enabled by your institution, if any [1]. If you want to select another grading scheme, click theSelect Another Scheme link [2].

Select Grading Scheme




To view a grading standard, click the title of the grading scheme.


At the bottom of the grading scheme, click the Use This Grading Standard button.

Confirm Grading Scheme




View your enabled grading scheme. Click the Done button.

Note: Using an account-level grading scheme built by your institution links the scheme into your course—it does not import as a new scheme on the course level. If you have permission to manage grading schemes, note that modifying the account scheme in your course will also modify it for the entire institution.

Update Course Details




To save your grading scheme, click the Update Course Details button.

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